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Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

4.3
#7 of 11 in Nature in Northeast Region
Waterfall Nature / Park
Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. Plan to visit Hverfjall during your Reykjahlid vacation using our convenient Reykjahlid vacation trip planner.
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  • From a distance hverfjall looks like a giant dog bowl and is great for pictures. The hike to the top is moderate but not too hard and can take about 15 minutes. The view from the top of the north side...  more »
  • The first "c * l blow" to access at the edge of the crater is the most complicated step: do not go at full speed and save you if you want to do all the way around. From above, we see all the Mývatn region and the views are breathtaking. To do!
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  • The ride (from about 20 minutes to get to the top) is nice and offers a nice point of view on the Lake and the Myvatn area. But apart from the lunar landscape, the crater has no great interest
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